being told what to buy for x-mas

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-28-2007
being told what to buy for x-mas
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Sat, 12-18-2010 - 11:32am

I have 2 SIL's.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-10-2010
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 12:08pm

Wow, sounds like you don’t like your SIL or her child much.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-29-2002
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 1:41pm

Well, I am a list maker.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 2:51pm
I don't know....

If someone isn't wanting a list, I think it's bad taste to give one to her.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-28-2007
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 3:34pm

thanks all for your replies...

Here is my take...

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-10-2010
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 5:19pm

But how would the other person know she doesn't want a list (unless she tells them)?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-10-2010
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 5:27pm

Since you don't like lists or suggestions as to what people want or need, when someone (such as your SIL) hands you a list, you don't have to take it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-29-2002
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 6:00pm

If they don't want a list, that is on them.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 6:33pm
I can see where someone buying for 4 children in one family would appreciate a list.

A mother of one handing out lists rubs me the wrong way.

As for me, I've never given or received a list.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2005
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 12:12am

My thought about gift giving is that a gift should be given because the giver wants to do something for the receiver.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-02-2008
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 10:16am
I agree...giving out assignments...is in poor taste!

If you'd asked for ideas...I don't think there's anything wrong with her having a list of things that her child wants & asking you to pick somehting on his list....but to specifically tell someone what to buy...is rude!!!


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